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“Pedestrian fare in a Grand setting for tourists at the Opera”

Callas Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #212 of 3,384 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Andrássy út
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A lovely deco interior and well located for any National Opera goers..... But the food is decidedly pedestrian after the experiences of other great Hungarian restaurants. The staff are handsome and delightful with good English language and try to please.... We booked for post theatre ( which turned out to be 9.15pm as the Opera starts at 6pm .... The greeting was fantastic and the we
Come addition of a string quartet a lovely end to our musical evening.
The food was very much standard Hungarian fare with ample choice of Duck ,Vension , duck livers schnitzel etc.
We sent the brioche on one dish back as it had been microwaved to resemble a bullet - 2 were returned and very moist !
Unfortunatley we got preoccupied with a loud row on the table mea us between the staff and UK guests
The position of ou table at the end of the restaurant meant we had to constantly hassle for win to be poured - nothing lif threatening but for a high priced meal we thought it was mediocre and wouldnt recommend to others - Hungarian friends tell me that Fausto which is 5 mins away would be a much better option .

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Lovely atmosphere, a bit strange acting from people serving and
a wienerschnitzel no german would approve of. Looked as if breaded in porridge!
Meat was tough and we had no meat cutlery! Tomato sallad and potatoes were fine!
I would not recommend this "try-to-be-posh" restaurant to anyone and will not go
there again even though it has a perfect location and a very nice place to rest your legs in.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to tue place after not eating any proper food for that day as we were travelling and what we were presented with was one awesome experience. Its a classy place with good ambience. There were live musicians one tradirional folk singer n two dancers who simply steal the show. All in all it was an amazing evening in budapest!!

Thank Swiss_Sid
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

High class, exceptional food juxtaposed with respectful friendly and skilled waiting staff. If that was not enough, you have the unusual opportunity of experiencing live humorous classical magic brought to you by a quartet matched by talent and humility.

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Thank Forbes34_13
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Callas is right next to the Hungarian State Opera House, so we decided for convenience to eat there before the performance. We were very glad we did, as it was one of the better meals we had in the few days we were in Budapest. The actual restaurant is in art nouveau style, the service was quick, efficient, and friendly, and the food was good. We popped back after the opera and they kindly called for a taxi to take us back to the hotel.

Thank Josi S
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